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Accelerating Materials Discovery
Accelerating Materials Discovery

A powerful materials discovery platform created at Harvard University to dramatically accelerate the process of screening millions of molecules for use in future technologies will now speed the commercial development of next-generation electronic displays.

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Precision Micro-Translation Stage For Single And Multi-Axis Positioning: M-122
Precision Micro-Translation Stage For Single And Multi-Axis Positioning: M-122 PI’s new M-122 is a palm-top-sized micro-translation stage is designed with small dimensions and high speeds for single and multi-axis precision positioning in a variety of applications including photonics packaging, fiber positioning, metrology, quality assurance testing, testing equipment and micromachining. Due to its low-friction, preloaded, precision-ground ball-screw and a non-contacting optical linear encoder, these stages provide...  Continue Reading...
Customized OEM Solutions
Customized OEM Solutions Many laser systems manufacturers need to have a measuring capability built into their systems. Ophir Photonics offers customized Thermal and Photodiode OEM solutions of laser power/energy measurement instrumentations which can be built into host systems in many markets including medical and industrial.  Continue Reading...
Laser Beam Profilers
Laser Beam Profilers Laser beam profilers are the optimal solutions for increasing chances of success in the design or applications of new lasers, or when a laser system is no longer meeting the desired specifications. Ophir Photonics offers a wide range of beam profiler choices including CCD and CMOS cameras, scanning slit sensors, InGaAs and pyroelectric cameras, and pinhole and knife edge sensors.  Continue Reading...
Software And System Integrator Solutions
Software And System Integrator Solutions Ophir’s series of power meters use an array of software solutions in order to bring out maximum performance levels from their smart sensors. These unique software solutions offer extensive graphic displays of data, advanced measurement processing, and data logging capabilities for future review.  Continue Reading...
Power Meters And Interfaces
Power Meters And Interfaces Ophir’s series of power meters are designed with the highest sensitivity, lowest noise, and most precise calibrations in order to bring out maximum performance levels from their smart sensors. These power meters and PC interfaces operate on the smart plug principle, meaning that these devices can work with nearly all Ophir sensors.  Continue Reading...
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  • Hot Or Cold?
    Hot Or Cold?

    Nothing wakes you up like a good “cup o’ Jo”! Or maybe an ice cold glass of water? Compare the difference between the two with high speed infrared imaging from the X6900sc.

  • Shoot The Melon!
    Shoot The Melon!

    Nothing could beat the feeling of shooting a watermelon and tannerite with an AR15.

  • Champagne Explosion!
    Champagne Explosion!

    Champagne anyone? Prolong the party with this video using the high speed infrared capabilities of the X6900sc.

  • Water Balloon Burst!
    Water Balloon Burst!

    A water balloon plus a sharp object equals a splash of a visual effect! Take it all in with the high speed infrared capabilities of the X6900sc.

  • High Speed Infrared Imaging
    High Speed Infrared Imaging

    If you need to stop motion on fast-moving targets or targets that heat and cool rapidly, FLIR’s high speed thermal cameras offer the fast frame rates and integration you need. FLIR’s newest camera, the X6900sc, can record 1000 fps of high speed data at full 640 x 512 resolution – meaning researchers can perform dynamic analysis of jet engine turbine blades, supersonic projectiles, explosions, and more, without losing areas of the frame to windowing.

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Portable High-Speed Camera System For Production Fault-Finding: PhotoCam SpeederV2

The new PhotoCam SpeederV2 is Photron’s new portable, standalone high-speed camera system designed specifically to identify and fix problems in automated production lines and other manufacturing environments. With two miniature camera heads connected to a compact control unit, a separate video display, and direct playback, this camera system can be utilized without a computer or network structure.

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Electronic Military & Defense was developed as a resource for engineers, program managers, project managers, and other professionals involved in the design and development of electronic and electro-optic systems for a wide range of defense and aerospace applications. Check out the digital edition of our latest issue for exclusive editorial on optimizing defense technology in harsh environments, a 3D X-ray diagnostic tool for use in combat, the first international standard for tactical fiber optic cables, early warning systems for chemical warfare agents, and more.

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LEADING SUPPLIERS

Image Science Ltd Image Science Ltd

Image Science was formed in 1991 and specialises in the design and manufacture lens testing systems for both Research & Development and production applications.  We concentrate on providing the best combination of accuracy, speed of measurement,  and ease of use.

Bristol Instruments, Inc. Bristol Instruments, Inc.

BRISTOL INSTRUMENTS, INC., located near Rochester, NY, was founded in January, 2005, by three technical and marketing leaders of the now-defunct Burleigh Instruments. Together, this group has almost 60 years of combined experience in the design, manufacture, and marketing of lasers and precision test instruments used in basic and applied research, engineering, and production test applications.

Photron, Inc. Photron, Inc.

Photron was founded in 1974 to provide manufacturing, sales and service of professional film and video equipment and photo-instrumentation

Mad City Labs, Inc. Mad City Labs, Inc.

Mad City Labs, Inc. is the leading US manufacturer of precision piezo based nanopositioning stages and nano-instrumenation.  We manufacture high performance motion control instrumentation including our innovative closed loop nanopositioning systems, high stability microscopy platforms, low cost probe microscopy and metrology solutions.  Our instruments are suitable for super resolution microscopy, metrology, imaging, photonics, interferometry and astronomy.

FLIR Systems, Inc FLIR Systems, Inc

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Abrisa Technologies Abrisa Technologies

With Over 80 years of combined experience, the divisions of Abrisa Technologies (Abrisa Industrial Glass, Sycamore Glass Components, and ZC&R Coatings for Optics) have the engineering, manufacturing and customer service teams needed to service your optics requirements.

TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Laser Gated Imaging

    Laser gated imaging is an technique for night vision that offers the advantage of detecting and recognizing targets at long range without the need for any natural light sources. This technique can be used for imaging through atmospheric obstacles such as smoke, haze, fog, and dust, and is used in various long range observation applications including security, target identification, active polarimetry, and 3D imaging. Significant improvements have been made on light source efficiency and sensor technologies which have also furthered laser gated imaging. This article highlights the general principles of laser gated imaging, as well as advantages of imaging in different spectral bands in visible and infrared light.

  • Specifying Lenses For Megapixel Cameras

    Continuing advances in high-resolution sensors with higher pixel densities and smaller pixels are challenging optics manu­facturers to produce lenses of increased per­formance. To understand how lenses can affect the performance of imaging systems, it is necessary to grasp the physics behind diffraction, lens aperture, focal length, and the wavelength of light (see “Match­ing Lenses and Sensors,” Vision Systems Design, March 2009). Additionally, other design limitations also restrict the optical capabilities of a lens, even before manufac­turing tolerances are taken into account.

  • How To Chop Diode Laser Beams Electrically At High Speed With Low Noise

    It is often necessary to have an understanding of how to chop a laser beam. Chopping diode lasers electrically is actually less costly and much simpler than doing so mechanically. This white paper walks through the process of chopping a diode laser beam at high speeds and low noise.

  • Medical Research With FLIR Thermal Imaging Cameras

    Tissue autofluorescence spectroscopy, or the measurement of intrinsic light emissions from biological agents upon excitation, is utilized in a variety of biomedical research for differentiating between diseased and normal tissues. Researchers interested in the correlation between temperature and tissue autofluorescence spectroscopy during surgery are finding their answers with the help of thermal imaging. FLIR offers a scientific camera with the ideal resolution and lens magnification for such research. This application note offers the full story on how researchers used FLIR cameras and ResearchIR software to work to gain a greater understanding of this surgical tool.

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